Before a four-day holiday break from games arrived, Stanford showed why the road to No. 1 still runs through the Bay Area.
As the curtain closed on the opening weekend of games, it's clear that there might not be a better race for bragging rights than the one in the state of Tennessee.
Baylor is the top seed but might have the toughest road to the Final Four.
As the focus shifts from college football to basketball, let's recap what we've learned so far, things we thought we knew, and some preseason assumptions that need to be revised.